Dana joined the Nebraska Coop Unit in September 2014.
Dana received her B.S. in Biological Sciences at Ohio University. She received her M.S. in Zoology from Southern Illinois University in 2008 where she studied survival and habitat use of Trumpeter swans. In 2013, she received her Ph.D. in Wildlife Sciences from Auburn University where she studied habitat use, survival and nesting ecology of Florida Mottled ducks.